Thanksgiving Revisited

by Michelle Lasley

Michelle Lasley is a mother, wife in Pacific Northwest learning to balance green dreams with budget realities.

November 19, 2008

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Categories: Family, Food

Our cost for Thanksgiving, because we got an insanely cheap turkey at 29 cents a pound, is $26.26, and we’ve got all the items needed.  Today, New Seasons posted in their weekly ad a local harvest Thanksgiving for $50.  I could feed ten with the feast I’ll make, but I’m banking on lots of left overs to get us through, plus freezing turkey and/or broth after the main feast is done.  It’s just interesting to me how this new budget idea for Thanksgiving is all the rage.  It’s like advertisers finally caught up with the layoffs and belt tightening the rest of America has undergone for ages.  Certainly, we continue to live in an era of opulence, but it’s like it’s a less shiny version.  Quiet pontifications for a different way of doing Thanksgiving.

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